Table Column Headers

Mark Fortner phidias51 at
Thu Jun 27 10:01:29 PDT 2013

Recently I found that I needed to make a custom table column header.  I
needed the column header background to be different, and I needed to
display a tooltip to display the entire column name in cases where it had
been truncated.  Going forward it would be nice to be able to filter by
entering some text into the column header (but I'll save that for the

I noticed these issues associated with the column header


The last issue referred to a column header factory, but despite the fact
that the issue says, that code didn't make it into 2.2.

The current *setGraphic* method, which seems to be based on the
capabilities of *Labeled,* doesn't really do the trick since it can only be
used to place a node to the left of the existing header text.

Is there any work being done to make column headers more flexible?



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